Monday, September 27, 2010

POW/MIA Fabric

I am very happy that I found the POW/MIA fabric that I've been searching for months. I would find it.......only to discover that they were out of it and it was on back order. Finally I found some at Fabric Paradise Their prices were reasonable and shipping wasn't too bad. I was happy that I could just order 1/2 yard. I only needed enough to make a 12-inch block.

I've been working on a Memorial Quilt for Danny for the last 3 years. Danny died December 26, 2004.....he was my best friend and I wanted to do something to honor our friendship. I designed the quilt to fit his personality, likes, and special memories of the times we spent together. It will be a work of art that will take years to finish. It has been fun searching for special fabrics for the quilt. It took me over 2 years to find the perfect fabric for the center is a panel with wolves on it......that represents the passion that we shared for wolves. Then the next section around is 12blocks that represent things that were special to, hunting, POW/MIA, Army, Agent Orange, waterfalls, camping, etc. The next round of blocks for the quilt will be 4 special interests of Danny's......bull riding, Native American, Oldies but Goodies Music, and I'm still undecided on the last section. There will be flying geese blocks, Volkswagon bug blocks, log cabin blocks and more.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Birthday Times

Last week was my birthday! Rich took a week's vacation and we spent it celebrating my birthday. We went out to Marla Kaye's cafe in Canyonville, OR. It is our favorite place to eat.....the home cooking is the best in the West. We spent some time visiting Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR. We love going there to see all the animals roaming the countryside. We have season passes that we buy for our anniversary each year. Wildlife Safari opened the year Rich and I married. We took advantage of several coupons I had received by email for my birthday.

On Saturday we went to Medford, OR. My sister, Bobbie was having an estate sale to try and sell some of the items from Dad's estate. I took in some items that was in the storage shed. It rained most of the day...but we did sell some things. Rich went to have lunch with his Dad and Step-Mom and I went shopping. I visited Michael's and spent a gift card I had received for my birthday. I bought some scrapbook paper, rick-rack, a Martha Steward embossing punch and a set of elegant clear alphabet stamps. I then went to Joann's and purchased some fabric for a baby quilt I'm making as a gift. I also bought some muslin to make some primitive redwork wall hangings.

I also visited Supercuts and had my hair cut. I love it and so does Rich. It is so easy to take care of now.....just wash and fluff with a towel. My kind of hairstyle.

Rich and I also spent a lot of time during the week just sitting and talking. We also did some reading.

I loved my birthday week.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Zipppppppp...........Summer's Gone....Autumn's Here

The photo is the Rogue River Gorge in Southwestern Oregon.

Wow! What happened to and its gone. We have been having cool nights, warm days and some rain the last couple of weeks. Typical fall weather here in Southwestern Oregon. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been busy making fabric apples, pears and pumpkins. I hope to get photos uploaded soon. I still have just a little more to do on my apples. I couldn't find my extra long needle to sew the buttons on the bottom so I will have to pick up one today when I go into town shopping. I know I have 2-3 of them darn you think I can find them.....NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have pears and pumpkins cut out to sew.

If I would ever get my craft supplies organized I wouldn't have to be constantly buying things that I know I have already. I just don't have the energy to organize my supplies. I just get started and Bam.......I'm totally exhausted and have to rest. I wouldn't wish my fibromyalgia on my worst enemy! So, as a result I don't get much accomplished in the craft supply organization.

Well, I better get around and head into town soon! I've got several errands to do today.